This website is a wonderful resource and is helping me work on the application with my husband. He was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder 19 years ago and while managed relatively well with drugs in the first decade or so, he has been increasingly unable to work due to added issues of a sleep disorder, and an inability to even get out of bed some days, or manage paranoia or anger - this has prevented any full time employment for 5 years and while he has managed to work part time here and there his mental state and ability to work has declined considerably over the past 2 years. He managed to work part time for three months last summer but things really got bad after that and while he tried to work one day last month, it was not a good experience and he could not go back. Despite having a very large health care team of physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, sleep doctor, neurologist (for a benign tremor in is hand) and now a naturopathic doctor who specializes in mental health - his mental health and quality of life has not improved enough to even work for one day.
I will be helping him with the descriptions of how his disability prevents him from functioning both mentally and physically on a daily basis but mental health, and depression especially, seems to be seen as “treatable” and I wonder if these applications are as successful as the medical ones?
If you have any additional insight to offer on applications specifically related to mental health, it would be much appreciated.